Otis Peabody
Age 45
Status Alive (in 1955)
Height 5'10"
Weight 203
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Portrayed By Will Hare

Otis Peabody was the "Old Man Peabody" referred to by Dr. Emmett Brown in 1985 while on the parking lot at Twin Pines Mall.

Back To The Future

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The Peabody family screaming after seeing Marty under the impression that he was an alien disguised as a human

Peabody was the owner of a farm which he planned to convert into a ranch for breeding pine trees in the 1950s. This plan was never fully realized, as the land was later sold and developed into the mall. Otis was regarded as a bit crazy for this idea. The Twins Pines mall was named in honor of this dream, after the two pine trees he started off with.

Otis Peabody

"Take that you mutated son-of-a-bitch!"

On the morning of November 5, 1955, Peabody's son Sherman, who read science fiction magazines, mistook the DeLorean time machine for a hostile craft from outer space. Peabody, along with his wife, Elsie and daughter Martha were convinced that they were under attack. Otis fled back inside, grabbed a shotgun and promptly fired at Marty, under the impression that he was an alien disguised as a human.


Otis and Sherman screaming after almost being run over by the DeLoreon

Marty McFly escaped from the ranch in the DeLorean, inadvertently destroying one of Otis's two prize saplings with which he had hoped to start his pine breeding ranch. After destroying his mailbox while firing after the car, Peabody reported it to the police, who believed him to be insane and sent him to the County Asylum the next day.

Eventually, his children leased the land to a real estate developer to build a mall. The mall ended up being named the "Lone Pine Mall" in the revised timeline, in honor of Otis's original dream.